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Through the years, Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei have blazed their jouney with Hawaiian pride,dispelling deep-rooted stereotypes of grass skirt girls and coconut bras. The men of hula have swayed the heart of hula by reclaiming the masculine side of the ancient dance.This is the story of Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei. This is the story of the men of hula.
• Hardcover Book
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• Multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Hawaiian Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Graphics, Liner Notes, and Christmas Album of the Year.
• Deluxe 16-page color booklet with photos, English and Hawaiian lyrics and notes from Kuana.
• Largest Hawaiian music CD production of the year with piano, live strings, a Disney accordion player, a Koto player flown in from Japan, two steel guitarists, Kuana on ukulele, bass and guitar.
• His first ever English song, the hapa haole “Makapu’u Moonlight.”
• Compositions span a 10-year period with two being written in one day while Kuana was in Sorrento, Italy – “Aloha Sorrento” and “Beauty A’o Moloka’i.”
Raised on homestead land in Waimanalo, Lolena ‘Lena’ Naipo, Jr. goes back to his roots with his band Kahulanui in their first release, Hula Ku‘i. Kahulanui is an inspiration passed down from his grandfather Robert Kahulanui. Lolena remembers stories of his grandfather who was a member of the Royal Hawaiian Band during an era when horns and drums were a part of Hawaiian music. It was from these beginnings that he draws from for Hula Ku‘i. “Throughout Hawai‘i in the 20s and 30s, one could find orchestras playing Hawaiian Swing and the house would be jumping. Kahulanui borrowed from these influences and performed classic Hawaiian songs in a syncopated style making Hawaiian Swing vibrant and alive in Hawai‘i today. With musical influences from Uncle Alvin Kaleolani Isaac, Ray Kinney, Sam Koki, Lani McIntryre and even Spike Jones, I am excited for you to hear Kahulanui with the Kahulanui horn section. It’s Hawaiian Swing at its finest and with today’s technology and the magic of GRAMMY® award-winning engineer/producer Charles Michael Brotman, you have one of the most innovative releases to come out of the islands. You won’t be sitting for long once you hear Kahulanui’s Hula Ku‘i... ‘ami aku, ‘ami mai, ‘ami ‘ami malie…“ - Skylark Rossetti
CONGRATULATIONS to Amy Hanaiali`i...2007 Na Hokuhanohano Award Winner for Album of the Year, Hawaiian Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Best Engineered Album. "Generation Hawai`i" is Grammy nominated Amy Hanaiali`i at her best, in true form, representing her islands, her culture and her family legacy with the music she was born destined to share. It was produced by award winning producer, songwriter and musician Michael Ruff, who has worked with legends like Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, Stevie Nicks and countless others.Learn More
This CD features 12 songs gathered from classic albums recorded by the Sons of Hawai'i. These songs represent the music that has shaped Eddie Kamae's career as a singer, composer, arranger, band leader and 'ukulele virtuoso. Included are such favorites as "Ke Ala O Ka Jeep" and "Waipi'o Valley Song."Learn More
"All visitors ashore!""¦ was the familiar call from the ports of Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and our beloved Hawai`i in the 1950s. All who stepped foot on shore fell in love with the mystique and the romance of these magical islands including two distinguished American composers, Alfred Newman and Ken Darby. Combined, these two brilliant men have composed for such award-winning films as The King and I, Wuthering Heights and How the West Was Won. After experiencing the islands, and working with similar arrangements on films South Pacific and Bird of Paradise, they found it impossible to put down their conductor batons and ignore the wondrous and alluring sights and sounds of Hawai`i. In 1960, they produced for Capitol Records, this album, Ports of Paradise, calling it "a culmination and most definitive expression of the enchantment which (they) have found in the moods, the repose, the mystery of those far-off places."Learn More
Award-winning trio Na Palapalai brings new energy and power to their falsetto style of music in this, their third album "Ka Pua Hae Hawai`i." Recipients of numerous Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (Equivalent to the GRAMMY® Awards) (Hawaiian Album, Hawaiian language, Group of the Year and Haku Mele), Na Palapalai offers a collection of Hawaiian standards and original compositions sure to captivate all Hawaiian music enthusiasts.Learn More
At a time when hula is at its height in popularity around the world, award-winning recording artist, composer, producer, and Kumu Hula Tony C. (Conjugacion) brings you this highly anticipated album. Tony C.'s debut album Hawaiian Passion swept the Na Hoku Hanohano awards including Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. His music has also been heard on the hit Aloha Scooby Doo! and the NBC series Hawaii. Tony C. has studied with hula masters such as Aunty Maiki Aiu Lake, `Iolani Luahine and Alice Namakelua. He now teaches his own halau, Halau Na Wainohia.Learn More
The four-time Hoku Award-winning trio Maunalua presents Ho'okanaka, a compilation of recordings that hold significant meanings to the group's members and their fans. Ho`okanaka captured the Group of the Year award at the 2008 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, an honor truly deserved by Bruce, Bobby and Kahi. Engineered by the talented Dave Tucciarone, Ho'okanaka is sure to delight and leave a lasting impression with Hawaiian music fans.Learn More
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